Lebanon will only survive if Hezbollah disarms: Saudi minister
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday that Lebanon had been “hijacked” by Hezbollah and could only flourish if...
FBR extends tax filing date up to December 15
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has extended the date of filing of returns and statements for the tax...
Political risk on Wall Street? Buy the dip!
An abrupt stock selloff on Friday — sparked by a report that magnified concerns about President Donald Trump’s potential...
Rangers announce reward for information about Friday’s deadly attack
Karachi: Sindh Rangers has announced a reward of Rs 2.5 million to anyone who can give information regarding the attack on a Rangers mobile in the city’s Baldia Town on Friday that left four Rangers personnel dead. The Rangers have also made it clear that the identity of anyone... Read more
PM sharif  inaugurates Multan-Khanewal section of M4 motorway
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Khanewal-Multan section of the M4 motorway which will connect Karachi to Lahore, on Saturday. The prime minister said that once completed, the motorway will reduce traffic pressure in Multan city since the heavy vehicles will be using the motorway instead of plying through... Read more
Ho Mann Jahaan: Atif Aslam’s ‘Dil Kare’ is a winner
The video for Dil Kare from Ho Mann Jahaan is out and it touches the heart with all the right tunes. The scenic video and Atif Aslam’s soft, melodious voice make the song a sure-fire winner. It depicts the emotional turmoil that Mahira, Sheheryar, Adeel and Sonia go through and talks about broken... Read more
Mob sets Jhelum factory ablaze over blasphemy allegations
Jhelum: An enraged mob set a factory on fire in Punjab’s Jhelum district late on Friday after rumours circulated in the area and announcements were made from mosques that levelled blasphemy allegations on the owner and workers of the establishment. No casualties were reported from the arson attack. In... Read more
Two men temporarily kept off US flight after speaking Arabic
New York: Two men were kept from boarding a flight from Chicago to Philadelphia this week because they were speaking Arabic, one of several incidents reflecting public paranoia since the Paris attacks. Maher Khalil and Anas Ayyad were told by a gate agent at Midway Airport on Thursday that... Read more
Pakistan’s IT exports exceed $2 billion, says PSEB chief
Karachi: Pakistan’s export of Information Technology (IT) and IT-enabled services (ITES) amount to $2.2 billion in fiscal year 2014-15, according to Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) Managing Director Asim Husain. In an emailed response , PSEB’s chief said freelancers’ contribution in the IT exports of FY15 was $100 million –... Read more
Zulfiqar Mirza to form own political party
Hyderabad: Buoyed by his victory against the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in Badin’s local government elections, Zulfiqar Mirza has announced to form his own political party. The former home minister told the local media in Badin on Friday that he will get the party registered soon. “I will fulfil the... Read more
‘Put house in order to keep Daesh away’
Islamabad: Lal Masjid’s firebrand Maulana Abdul Aziz on Friday advised the prime minister, and the army chief, that to keep Daesh away from Pakistan, “put the house in order.” Maulana Aziz issued the advice not from the pulpit but in a telephonic address to the Friday congregation from his... Read more
Corporate result: Honda Atlas Cars reports 48% surge in profit
Karachi: Honda Atlas Cars has posted a net profit of Rs1.81 billion for the half-year (Apr-Sep) period, up by a significant 48% compared to Rs1.22 billion in the same period last year, according to a company notice sent to Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) on Friday. Earnings per share (EPS) jumped... Read more
New JIT to reopen Musharraf treason case
Islamabad: The federal government has started considering names of different officials to constitute a team to ‘reinvestigate’ the high treason case as the joint investigation team (JIT) that probed the matter in 2013 is no longer available, sources privy to the prosecution said. On November 10, the Islamabad High... Read more
UN chief urged to convene special session to discuss Daesh threat
Islamabad: The chairman of Senate Standing Committee on Interior, Rehman Malik, has asked UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to convene a special session of the world body for a discussion on the threat posed by Daesh to the world peace. In a letter addressed to the UN chief, Mr... Read more
Makhdoom Amin Fahim passes away in Karachi
Karachi: Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim passed away at a private hospital in Karachi on Saturday. He will be laid to rest this afternoon. Fahim had been ailing for some time and had returned to Pakistan late last month to spend some time family and... Read more
ADB approves $1.4bn for energy sector
Islamabad: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday approved a combined loan assistance of about $1.4 billion for two programmes to help the government resolve power crisis, including controlling theft and increasing recoveries. The two separate programmes — $990 million for power distribution enhancement and $400m to support ongoing... Read more
Go Green Rally: Cyclists out to make a difference
Islamabad: Over 100 young cyclists, dressed in green, took to the streets of the capital under the ‘Go Green Rally’ on Friday, campaigning that there is no planet B. They requested policymakers in the country and around the world that policies needed to be changed, not the climate. Over 60... Read more